Is CBD Water Safe to Drink?

While the jury is still out on the efficacy of CBD-infused waters, the consumption of CBD is considered to be generally safe by the World Health Organization (WHO). The 2018 Farm Bill federally legalized hemp nearly 2 years ago, but there is still some confusion when it comes to CBD. Generally speaking, CBD is completely legal to sell and purchase across all 50 U.S. states. Although it is important to note that cannabidiol products like CBD water have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The Downside of CBD Water

CBD is a notably unstable compound that can be easily degraded when exposed to light or oxygen. Because of this, many high quality CBD oils are sold in dark glass bottles, and it’s suggested they be stored away from direct sunlight.

Given the volatility of CBD molecules, some people believe CBD water is not a suitable form of CBD absorption. The doubts surrounding CBD in water form is often due to the light exposure that easily penetrates through clear water bottles, which may render the CBD ineffective. However, some brands have sought out solutions to this issue, like the nano emulsification of CBD to increase bioavailability and decrease the chance of degradation.

Although, the use of nanotechnology is still a relatively new concept when it comes to CBD, and it’s still unclear whether this process truly enhances the bioavailability of CBD, or if it prevents the compound’s degradation when exposed to light or oxygen.

Should You Buy CBD Water?

If you’re looking for an easy way to get a dose of CBD and stay hydrated, CBD water is a fun way to do that. With that being said, I would consider CBD water to be a luxury item that perhaps not everyone can afford. And if you’re looking to see real results like anxiety relief, pain reduction, sleep improvements, and even seizure reduction, you’ll probably be better off purchasing a regular pack of bottled water and a high quality CBD oil.

A full spectrum hemp oil extract with higher amounts of CBD is more likely to elicit any potential health benefits associated with this compound. Although if you’re really into the idea of drinking your hemp extracts, there’s other options like CBD tea and CBD coffee, as well as water soluble CBD oils that can be mixed into any beverage to create a CBD-infused drink of your choice.